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Sep 26, 2012 01:55 PM

Meal delivery service for new parents?

One of my coworkers recently had a baby and they're getting home from the hospital tomorrow. I'd like to arrange some kind of meal delivery service, but everything I'm running across is very diet-oriented. I was thinking more along the lines of five or six meals they could eat over a few days - more comfort than diet food.

Anyone have any ideas/experience with this?

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  1. We usually send a basket from Clementine. Sandwiches, salads, some prepared meals, excellent freezer soup, and some baked goods.

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    1. re: JudiAU

      Clementine is a great idea! Love the soups in the freezer and there is generally a good variety. At this time of year, (Jewish Holidays), they will likely have some matzoh ball soup. Also, love the corned beef and cabbage soup. The chicken pot pie and brisket are favorites in the refrigerator case. Meat loaf is also a winner and don't forget the mashed potatoes. Good thinking, JudiAU Big thumbs up!!

      1. re: JudiAU

        Along the same lines - when I was home recovering from minor surgery earlier this year a friend brought me an assortment from Joan's on Third. Soup, salads, pasta, cupcakes . . . It all stayed delicious over 3 - 4 days in the fridge and was very much appreciated. I think they also deliver.

      2. Pop-Up Pantry is apparently all the rage right now. Just remember to cancel the membership after a month.

        It still requires a substantial amount of reheating and plating though (site mentions 30 min). $17/pp for 3 course meal. It's not for me, but it is another option.

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